Lanzarote seems to be fairly generous in terms of shopping. There are certain features which single out Lanzarote, and all the other Canary Island, for that matter, as compared to the major shopping hotspots in Europe. Thus, tobacco, alcohol and cosmetics can be purchased in duty-free system, which is great for tourists drawn to buying such items.
All major destinations on the island of Lanzarote excel in shopping opportunities. The following is but a short list of commercial areas, markets, fairs and shopping centers according to their appertaining to the various municipalities in Lanzarote.
Of all the major destinations in Lanzarote, Arrecife is the most generous in terms of shopping opportunities. Leon y Castillo (or Calle Real) is the genuine backbone of shopping in Arrecife. This commercial area is paralleled by another one, that is, the one crossed by the following thoroughfares: Jose Antonio, Fajardo, Canalejas. Paseo Maritimo is also notable in this respect. Centro Comercial Arrecife is the most impressive and the largest shopping center in Arrecife.
Costa Teguise is the main shopping hotspot in the municipality of Teguise. Jewelry, electronics, designers’ clothes and plenty other items can be bought nearby the Las Cucharas Beach (Las Cucharas Shopping Center) and along Avenida Jablillo, but sports shoes, as well as sportswear and equipments are to be found in Costa Teguise. However, the Old Center of the capital of Teguise is also pretty rewarding in this respect, just as Centro Comercial Pueblo Marinero is.
Playa Blanca stands as one of the most popular destinations in Yaiza, and it is highly frequented by those who like to indulge in shopping. Calle Limones and Paseo Maritimo are the main thoroughfares delineating the layout of the plethora of shops selling cosmetics (perfumes, mainly), designers clothes, souvenirs, as well as foodstuffs and the like. But Puerto Calero should not be disregarded as to its ability to satisfy all tourists with a keen penchant for shopping, in particular for fashion items. Centro Comercial Papagayo should also be mentioned as a notable shopping venue in Playa Blanca, as well as the entire Avenida Papagayo and Paseo Maritimo Rubicon.
Puerto del Carmen is the place to be in case tourists heading for the municipality of Tias want to get high shopping gratifications out of their stay in Lanzarote. Avenida de las Playas is the main street along which most shops with tourist relevance can be spotted. Biosfera Plaza Shopping Center is the most notable shopping venue in Puerto del Carmen, due both to its dimensions and variety of items on sale. However, tourists should not disregard what Centro Comercial Costa Mar puts forwards in this respect. Centro Comercial Jameos should also be ticked off once in Puerto del Carmen. Another noteworthy shopping center in Puerto del Carmen refers to Centro Comercial Los Pocillos.
San Bartolome, the municipality to which Arrecife Airport pertains, is also full of shopping opportunities. Of these, Centro Comercial Deiland, located nearby Playa Honda, is the most striking presence able to cover the manifold of shopping tastes.